DRAFT Library page for the Emergency Department


This page is produced by the Knowledge, Library & Information Service to help you keep up to date with the latest news, information and resources in your specialty.

We want you to have easy access to the most relevant books, e-books, journal articles, evidence databases and apps.


We provide access to over a thousand e-journal titles that have been purchased at national, regional or local level.

Find them by clicking the picture or this link (remember to log into Athens using the link on the top right of the page (set up an Athens account here)

If full text of the journal is available, it will provide you with details of the years covered, any embargo periods and a link through to the provider of that journal. “My Journals” will also indicate if printed journals are held at the DRI or Bassetlaw libraries at DBHFT.

If you’d like a copy of an article that isn’t available in full text, go to our Forms page here and download & fill an Article / Book Request.

Journals Specific to E.D.

Below are a selection of journals that cover ED topics – click the logo to see the latest edition:


This free service contains Tables Of Contents for over 24000 journals from over 2200 publishers. Sign up for free and:
– follow your favourite journals (up to 30 titles)
– be alerted when new issues of your favourite journals are published
– save and export articles
– save your searches

To set up a TOC, click the picture or this link

e-TOC Alerts:

Alternatively, we are happy to set up Electronic Tables Of Contents (eTOC) alerts for you on a wide range of subjects and topics – see below for a recent example:

Emergency Medicine e-TOC Alert: September 2018

Books and e-Books

Library Catalogue
The online library catalogue is available by clicking the picture, or use this link.

Use it to:

  • Browse and search for books/ e-books, journals / e-journals and other materials we hold.
  • Search the Trust Publications Register
  • Access and view your borrowing record, renew books online and request to reserve items

Staff may borrow up to 8 books at a time and students up to four books. The loan period is 3 weeks and you may renew the items (up to 3 times) by phone, e-mail, in person or via the library catalogue online as long as they are not required by anyone else.

Book Recommendations
If you would like to recommend a book for us to consider purchasing please use the Book Recommendation Request Form

NHS Athens gives you access to a platform hosting Oxford University Press’ prestigious medical titles. This resource brings together online texts by world-renowned authors. Over 1,000 books available, many of which include exclusive digital tools such as videos to further enrich your learning and practice.

Click the picture or this link to take a look. NHS Athens account required – register in a couple of minutes here.

BrowZine – Browse journals on your PC / Tablet / Phone

This is a new online tool which enables you to browse, read and monitor all journals available through NHS Athens in one place. As well as making it easy to see what journals you can access, BrowZine provides a link through to the full text of articles where available.

Save articles to smartphone or tablet and read them offline. Create a personal bookshelf of favourite journals and be notified when new issues are available.

Click the picture or this link to open Browzine, and remember that access is via NHS Athens – if you don’t have an account yet, sign up today here.

BrowZine can be used on your PC, and there’s a smartphone/tablet app – details here.

For more information contact the library staff.

Decision Support Tools & Evidence Databases

BMJ Best Practice is ranked one of the best clinical decision support tools for health professionals worldwide.

It takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence-based information on over 30 specialties, whenever and wherever you need it.

Step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention is updated daily using robust evidence based methodology and expert opinion.

Click on the logo above to open BMJ Best Practice or click here for more information.

NHS Athens – You may find that you need to log into NHS Athens to get access – register for an account in about a minute here.

Try out the DynaMed Plus Clinical Decision Support Tool for evidence based articles on hundreds of medical conditions.  Quickly look up information on diagnosis, differentials, treatment guidelines, prognosis, medicines and patient information.

More information about DynaMed Plus here. Remember, you’ll need an NHS Athens account – set up an account here.

Click the icon on your desktop that looks like the image below:

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) has clinical guidelines available for professionals working in emergency medicine. This section includes guidance on the following: RCEM Guidance, Toolkits and Best Practice. You will find information and college guidance below regarding the following: paracetamol overdose, mental health, drugs and alcohol and guidance implementation.

To take a look, click on the picture, or this link

BETs were developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature. BETs take into account the shortcomings of much current evidence, allowing physicians to make the best of what there is.

Click the logo or here to visit their site.

All NICE products on emergency care. Includes any guidance, advice, NICE Pathways and quality standards.

To see what’s published, click the picture or this link

Current Awareness Bulletins

These are regularly produced, highlighting key evidence, reports and articles from a wide range of sources and e-mailed out to subscribers as a pdf.

Current topics covered include: Cancer Services, Commissioning, Dementia, Infection Control, Innovation & Improvement, Maternity & Obstetrics, Mindfulness, Non-Medical Prescribing, Palliative Care, Paediatrics, Shared Learning.

We also produce a Daily Health Bulletin. This is a daily (Mon-Fri) e-mail alert of key NHS, NICE and other health related organisations and government departments.

To sign up for any of these bulletins, please download the form on our Current Awareness page and return to the library at DRI or Bassetlaw Hospital, in person or by email to dbth.dri.library@nhs.net

New Book Alerts

Would you like to receive details of new books added to library stock in a subject area(s) that you’re interested in?


  1. Fill in the form on our Current Awareness page and return to the library at either DRI or Bassetlaw (or email to dbth.dri.library@nhs.net ).
  2. Alternatively, email us stating “New Book Alerts” in the subject heading and let us know which areas you’d like to receive notifications about.

Revalidation Support

The Library can help Nurses with Revalidation.

All nurses and midwives in the UK now need to follow to maintain their registration with the NMC and the Knowledge, Library & Information Service is here to help you. For full details of how we can support you and our collection of useful resources (books, journal articles, videos, podcasts) – take a look at our Revalidation Support webpage by clicking the picture, or this link.

General Library Services

Want to know when we’re open?  Request a book, article or evidence search?

For information on the services and resources we provide to all trust staff and students, please click the picture or this link


For further information or assistance on any of these services or resources, please contact one of our staff members below:

Sarah Gardner
Clinical/Outreach Librarian
Tel: 01909 572950, or BAS. ext 572950
E-mail:  sarah.gardner11@nhs.net


Dave Ashbey
Knowledge and Information Officer
Tel: 01302 642892, or DRI. ext 642892
E-mail: dave.ashbey@nhs.net

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